Ebert: 'If you must have a Top 10 List, find a coin in your pocket,' flip it

Roger Ebert sez, “I am violating the age-old custom that film critics announce the year’s 10 best films, but after years of such lists, I’ve had it. A best films list should be a celebration of wonderful films, not a chopping process. And 2008 was a great year for movies, even if many of them didn’t receive wide distribution… These 20 stood out for me, and I treasure them all. If it had been 19 or 21, that would have been OK. If you must have a Top 10 List, find a coin in your pocket. Heads, the odd-numbered movies are your 10. Tails, the even-numbered.”

His top 20, in alphabetical order: Ballast, The Band’s Visit, Che, Chop Shop, The Dark Knight, Doubt, The Fall, Frost/Nixon, Frozen River, Happy-Go-Lucky, Iron Man, Milk, Rachel Getting Married, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Shotgun Stories, Slumdog Millionaire, Synecdoche New York, W., and Wall*E

Another favorite is Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg, plus five documentaries he ranks “in equal first place”: Encounters at the End of the World, I.O.U.S.A., Man on Wire, Standard Operating Procedure, and Trouble the Water

The best films of 2008… and there were a lot of them - RogerEbert.com

Posted by Ted Zee on December 07th 2008 | Home Page | Subscribe to this site's feed

5 Responses

  1. nike shoes shox Says:

    nike shoes shox…

    Check the stripe designs: An genuine Burberry routine really should consist of the popular horizontal and vertical stripes. These stripes need to under no circumstances be uneven or slanted in any way. When the stripe pattern just isn’t symmetrically …

  2. great basketball shoe for women Says:

    We are a bunch of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your website offered us with useful information to work on.
    You’ve done an impressive task and our entire group shall be thankful to you.

  3. www.canvasartprint.co.uk Says:

    I have been exploring for a little for any high
    quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of space .
    Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this website.
    Reading this info So i am glad to express that I have a
    very excellent uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I
    needed. I most indisputably will make sure to
    don?t forget this web site and give it a glance on a continuing basis.

  4. take action on Says:

    While you can find many ways to expand influence, here are 14 various ideas that I believe are a good beginning:.
    “Mister, would you give $300 to help you the Girl Scouts produce a better world. Your entire lifestyle must bring encouragement to people around you. Be authentic and always have a sincere and genuine curiosity about helping these phones remove pain using their lives or businesses and constantly work to ensure that there is really a flow of worth to them, where they feel that there is always a level of fair exchange. So feeling despondent about our likelihood of meeting a brand new partner, shedding pounds, receiving a job are going to influence the likely end result. The consumers do feel pressure because they’re the ones who thought we would “like” your small business, understanding that eliminates a problem that can come with marketing.

  5. www.youtube.com Says:

    The Vi - Salus is not in the run ofpublicity like the other health products that excites the people and ready togo, but that die away in few weeks because they are physically very difficult tokeep up.
    If you want to build a considerable business, you’ll have to be able
    to come up with constant leads. 7 million which
    was up $ 110 million compared to the year previous.

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.